Stump Island rests along the river, just south of the Missouri river bridge. Stump Island has camping available with 18 campsites open year round. If you are looking to enjoy the river right outside your doorstep, sites 1-12 are available on Hazel Lane. If you are looking for a more private space, sites 13-18 are available on the upper hilltop. All sites are provided with 50 amp service. Picnic tables, fire rings, and grills are also provided. Amenities include a playground, basketball court, a pavilion and bathhouse. Wifi will be coming soon. A concrete boat ramp is available for the outdoor recreation enthusiasts that enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.
The park originally named by the Lewis & Clark expedition, referred to in November of 1804 as the island covered in stumps. The land for the park was later given to the city by Kansas City Power & Light. (Pic)
Stump Island was the site of the Hannaca Baseball Field. Hannaca was the mayor of Glasgow who sponsored the the Hannaca Blues, a black baseball team on which John Donaldson made his baseball debut.
The upper campground and shelter house, sits in the area that was previously the site of the Vaughan House. Riverview Mansion lies just south of this area. The area between the two homes was known as Vaughan’s pasture, and the area of many community gatherings and picnics. The two homes were built by brothers who were bankers, Thomas and Weston Birch. Weston would later sell his homeplace to Isaac Vaughan, who was a doctor during the Civil War. Daniel Estill, purchased the Thomas Birch property where it remains in the family for five generations.
Stump Island is one of the favorites among the parks of historic Glasgow MO!
Come visit, stay, and take your next camping adventure today!
Kuemmel Park can be reached on Highway 5 North, and is comprised of rolling hills and beautiful landscape. The park includes four shelter houses, restrooms, playground equipment, walking trail, volleyball nets, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts.
Whether you are a visitor or hometown resident, don’t miss out on everything this park has to offer.
Cornelia Kuemmel was born in St. Louis and moved to Glasgow with her family as a child and lived most of her life. She attended Pritchett College in Glasgow and began teaching there in 1883. She was a lifelong teacher and earned numerous artistic achievements throughout her lifetime. Cornelia died in 1938 and left behind 320 finished pieces of artwork. Cornelia willed the property to the City of Glasgow for a park. Her childhood home marks the entrance of the park and is known as the Kuemmel House located at 5th and Randolph St.
Kuemmel Park is another favorite among the parks of historic Glasgow MO!
Kuemmel Park is host to Glasgow Main Street Association’s Holiday in the Park drive through light display!